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Blue Mesa Reservoir In Colorado

Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado

Boating, camping and fishing.

During summer go boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir, an impoundment on the Gunnison River. It is a 10,000-acre lake located in the southwest corner of the state, 10 miles west of Gunnison, CO. It is the largest lake in Colorado and brags 96 miles of shoreline. Elk Creek Marina, boat launch ramps and several campgrounds enhance any trip here for boating camping and fishing. The lake provides excellent fishing for trout, salmon and perch. One of the features of the lake is its deep water for big lake trout and salmon.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Blue Mesa Point Campground - 970 641-3086

Elk Creek Campground - 970 641-2337

Gunnison Lakeside RV Park & Cabins - 970 641-0477

Gateview Campground - 970 641-2337

Blue Mesa Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Blue Mesa Reservoir include rainbow trout, brown trout, Mackinaw lake trout, kokanee salmon and yellow perch.

Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon Yellow Perch

Click here for a CO fishing license.

Local Contact Information

Blue Mesa Reservoir
Elk Creek Marina 970 641-0707
Lake Fork Marina 970 641-3048
Pappy's Restaurant 970 641-0403

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